It is not only the first morning that is unnecessarily poorly time managed, the second afternoon is shot while examiners are tabulating results. In some divisions, results are mailed out. I believe examiners should be available and accountable for post result interviews. Having already scored written, MA and lesson planning from some online application would fast track the pass/fail protocol.
It amazes me that some divisions still do MA on hill, "that guy...no, the guy in red...oh, he stopped" analysis. Depending on an individuals MA model (ie. "big picture", "feet first"), whatever, a nanosecond snapshot does a disservice to all. Videoed subjects in the RM, for instance, start with the subject discussing goals, habits, age, injuries etc. from which a profile may be developed...it works great! If the candidate is primarily a childrens instructor, a sample is provided...from there, extended thinking is applied, "ok..it's icy"..."what if he was visually impaired". Consistency is achieved because all the ed staff has reviewed skiers 1-8, determined movement patterns, skill bias and cause and effect. They have established steriotypical lesson plan approaches and isolated potential outcomes...they are on the same page. Once on snow, the rubber hits the pavement, "Bob, you had skier #6, discuss why you took him in this direction,...you were vague on this relationship, show us how...".
Why are successes in one division not incorporated in others...what do these guys talk about at national? IIDIIINV..."If I didn't invent it, it's not valid"!<FONT size="1">
[This message has been edited by Robin (edited July 10, 2001).]</FONT>